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How to Hook Sand Fleas (With Pics)

Postby Master-Baiter » Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:29 pm

Hope this information helps clarify some of the questions about how to hook sand fleas.

Most folks use a small circle or kahle hook (single hook). Sometimes these are also called "English Hooks".
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Hook the sandflea up from underneath about a 1/3 of the way toward the head so the point of the hook is just sticking out through the back of the shell. I prefer my barb exposed.
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Top of Flea, head facing left in pictures:
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Bottom of Flea, head facing left in pictures:
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The second picture shows hooking the flea from under the head.

I've always hooked them from the tail end, through the "key", from the bottom to the top. That was the way taught to me many years ago, and so I have always hooked them from the underside tail end. In retrospect, I do not know which end of the flea is better, or considered right or wrong.

Guess that's one of those things that makes fishing so much fun. The tried and true versus the learning and experimentation. I have never "experimented" with hooking from the front, but may next time I use live fleas.

I found the first two images on another site. The user who made the post I borrowed these images from is "Pier#R". Thanks.

The second two pictures were taken by me using artificial soft plastic fleas from http://www.carolinalures.com.

I will try to take and post some better pictures in the near future using real fleas.

HTH
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Postby PBFisher » Wed Nov 15, 2006 7:14 pm

MB thanks. These little tips are so valuable to rookies like me. Do you fish the fleas using a chicken rig or how?
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Postby Gotcha » Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:20 pm

yes you do 2- 3 kahle hooks 4 - 6 inches apart then the weight last.
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Postby 4wheelangler » Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:07 am

Whats the target fish when using sand fleas?
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Postby fishandchicks » Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:14 am

most of the time its pompano. sandfleas are there favotite food.
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Postby 4wheelangler » Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:17 am

fishandchicks wrote:most of the time its pompano. sandfleas are there favotite food.


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Postby snakehead terror » Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:24 am

Just wondering... can you use sand fleas on a normal bottom rig???
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Postby BoatlessFisherman » Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:53 pm

You can use on a normal bottom rig, it is better on drop loops as mentioned with weight at the end.

Many types of fish will eat them not just Pompano, I have caught in the trough this week Mangrove Snapper, Black Drum, Margates, Big Croakers, Bluefish all on Sand fleas.
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Postby fishandchicks » Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:18 pm

i saw a guy catch a mack on a flea at anglins on saturday.
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Postby CowboyJustin » Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:31 pm

apperantly pompano like sabikis with shrimp too :D :D :D :dude: :dude: :dude:
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Postby kidfisher10 » Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:15 pm

fishandchicks wrote:i saw a guy catch a mack on a flea at anglins on saturday.

hey my dad caught a mack off a pompano jig with a sand flea on the hook
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Postby Rijkaard » Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:52 pm

kidfisher10 wrote:
fishandchicks wrote:i saw a guy catch a mack on a flea at anglins on saturday.

hey my dad caught a mack off a pompano jig with a sand flea on the hook


that happens, I caught bluefish, snappers and snooks too on sandfleas, they're nothing but crabs
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Re: How to Hook Sand Fleas (With Pics)

Postby SnookMook » Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:52 pm

Sheepshead up here on the Gulf Coast will flat out tear up a sand flea too.
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Re: How to Hook Sand Fleas (With Pics)

Postby Green Tide » Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:25 am

pics are gone
You shoulda been here yesterday!!!
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Re: How to Hook Sand Fleas (With Pics)

Postby Joe Fisherman » Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:13 am

Looks like somebody needs to snap some new pics next time they get a chance
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Re: How to Hook Sand Fleas (With Pics)

Postby CubanExpress » Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:20 am

Joe Fisherman wrote:Looks like somebody needs to snap some new pics next time they get a chance


These are some of the pictures Master-Baiter originally posted.

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